Introducing The Nonprofit Ready Podcast

July 31, 2015Alec Green

Are you one of the 17% of Americans that have listened to a podcast in the past month? If not, click the play button at the bottom of this blog and add yourself to the list.

The crew here at falls squarely in the podcast-consuming demographic.  One series we've really enjoyed over the past year has been Working from Slate Magazine.  The premise is to have regular working Americans share stories about their day-to-day responsibilities. Guests have ranged from Stephen Colbert discussing what it's like to host a nightly talk show, to a bail bondsman to a middle school Principal.  

Studs Terkel had a similar objective with his 1974 book entitled Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.   Terkel interviewed a few recognizable names, but the majority of his 134 interviews were with everyday people sharing  their motivations, their frustrations, what a typical work day might look like, and what they hope to see for themselves in the future.  

We want to extend this tradition of people sharing their on-the-job experience to the nonprofit sector. Last week, we launched our newest addition to the curriculum – The Nonprofit Ready Podcast.  Each episode will feature nonprofit professionals sharing their first-hand experience and providing the real-world perspective on what it’s like to work on specific jobs and in specific types of nonprofits. 

These conversations are not intended to reveal best practices or for the interview subject to conduct a more informal training session.  Rather, listeners will come away from each podcast with a deeper understanding of what a typical “day in the life” is like for different job functions and appreciation for the work of various individuals and organizations across the sector.  Our hope is that this new podcast series serves as an engaging form of peer-to-peer learning for people at all stages of their career.

Have a listen to our Intro episode:

We're excited to speak with our first guest next week, so be sure to connect with the Foundation on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates.  In the meantime, be sure to subscribe on iTunesStitcher, or SoundCloud and leave us a comment below with any feedback or suggestions for inspiring guests we should include in an upcoming episode. 

About Alec Green

As Chief Marketing Evangelist, Alec Green is responsible for developing the overall marketing plan and strategy for the Foundation, executing all outbound communications, increasing visibility of the Foundation’s programs, and building engagement with our partners... more


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